A reader sent us this scoop and all I can say is that it’s a very reliable source.
“Hey Nuke the Fridge … I had a chance to see some concept art for Russell Crowe’s Jor-El in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel.”
Let me start of by saying that it looks NOTHING like Brando’s version of Superman’s daddy.
Jor-El is wearing a goldish/Silver/white armored suit that looks almost like the one in the video game Halo. The suit has the traditional “S” is the middle of his chest and it blends in with the color scheme of the suit. A red cape can be seen. Jor-EL looks more like a soldier than a scientist.
Crowe’s head is completely exposed and HE LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE STAR WARS EPISODE 2’s Obi-Wan with the beard and hair. The only difference is that Crowe’s hair looks darker. If I didn’t know that Crowe was cast for the part I would have sworn it was Ewan McGregor.
My opinion of the suit:
At first glance it looks strange, but I guess we should wait for the movie to see how it all turns out.”